I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. I started learning music at an early age from my sister who took piano lessons, and I have taught others how to play the piano since I was 15 years old. My family served as missionaries in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina until 2008. I helped rebuild music programs at a few churches and I worked part time as a ballet accompanist at Tulane University. I've published several books, including a book of music to be used for ballet class titled, "Ballet Potpourri," and a children's book titled, "The Girl Who Wouldn't Eat Her Vegetables." I have three grown children and one grandchild. I enjoy my family and my church. My hobbies include sewing, gardening, face painting and performing on piano.
Bachelors Degree, Music Education, Samford University
ALSDE Class B, Choral Music, Grade Level: P-12
I starting working for The Children's Dance Foundation and Alabama Ballet as an accompanist to help pay my way through college and remained with them for many years. I was also a music librarian at college. I accompanied for The American Ballet Theater during their Summer Dance Intensives in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama for many years. I was a full time middle school music teacher in Birmingham before coming to Huntsville. I've taught private music lessons for many years on various instruments. I became a church musician in my early teens.